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Response to leftstreet (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 01:33 AM

5. Plus charismatic and tefloned


Not sure how that's complicated.

We keep pretending anyone can defeat Trump, just like we keep pretending his approval rating can't continue to rise, and we spent a long time pretending he was soon to either resign or be booted out of office.

I prefer big picture overview: We own virtually no margin for error against an incumbent, so it needs to be our best swing given 2020 national realities and biases, and that's a male instead of female, and young instead of old, and charismatic instead of dullard.

I'm not in the Pelosi argument but if I could push a button and replace her with a similarly younger and charismatic white male I would do it. The House is going to be difficult to maintain since we don't figure to have anything close to this type of generic House edge in 2020. Independents have long tendency to buck an incumbent in that first midterm and then return two years later as he seeks re-election.

It takes two to be embarrassed and I'm never one of them, in terms of these big picture political assessments. My stuff tends to hold up well.

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